Targeting the lucrative markets of agoraphobes, those with sun allergies and residents of windless cities, Takara Tomy has created an indoor kite that majestically soars as high as the ceiling — with sufficient cranking that is.
You see, this is one of those eco toys that trades endless battery charges for endless amounts of physical effort to run. A spinning rotor in the centre of the kite keeps it aloft, fuelled by electricity created by a hand-held generator. So in reality Tomy probably just tried to make a battery-less toy helicopter, but to explain away the need for a tether, is now passing it off as a $US35 indoor kite. Cool dragon though! [Takara Tomy via DamnGeeky]